Saturday, May 02, 2015

A Snowy Owl Story

A Snowy Owl Story
Written by Melissa Kim
Book Cover
One winter, as food gets scarce, a snowy owl finds herself forced to look in new and unfamiliar spots in order to find food and a place to call home.
Based on a true story, “A Snowy Owl Story” describes, through the tale of one particular owl, the recent irruption of snowy owls all across the United States. Through this simple narrative, youngsters will learn about migration, adaptation, and respectful human interaction with nature. This unique series is written and designed specifically for a preschool market; few board books exist that tell conservation stories for this age range.
Published in cooperation with Maine Audubon.
The book can be purchased through  Islandport Press  or on   Amazon
Ten percent of the proceeds from this book help to fund Maine Audubon’s outreach programs for underserved

Reading is Fantastic

Reading is Fantastic poster.  A watercolor illustration of an open book bursting with fantasy scenes would look amazing on your classroom wall, or library tote.

Chalkboard Narnia

New Narnia inspired chalkboard art for Nomads (a clothing shop) in Portland, Maine. 

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Become a Maine Audubon Frequent Flyer member and get this awesome oversized mug, featuring my Short-eared Owl illustration.

Passenger Pigeons (Ectopistes migratorius)

Last September was the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon.

In the nineteenth century, the Passenger Pigeon was one of the most common birds in the world.  There are records of flocks that stretched a mile long and contained billions of birds.  By the early twentieth century though, they were nearly extinct.  After European settlers arrived, much of their habitat was destroyed, and they were exploited as an inexpensive food source.  By the time it was understood that the Passenger Pigeon needed protection, it was too late.  Martha, the very last one died one hundred years ago, on September 1st 1914.  The loss of this beautiful bird gained public’s attention, which resulted in many new conservation and protection law and practices.

Baby Bird 1&2

Watercolor paintings of Common Cuckoo chick being fed by it’s Eurasian Reed Warbler host parents.

Prints Available

Digital PaintingsSalmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis)White Cockatoo (Cacatua alba)Blue-eyed Cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica)
Prints here:

Treehouse City

Watercolor painting of the view from the porch of a forest of fantasy treehouse.
Prints and posters available 

Owls of the Northeast

Watercolor Illustration by Jada Fitch of the owls of the Northeast United States. Available on tees, totes and more.